Happy Hump Day my Wilmywood peeps! Oh boy, as if last week wasn’t enough info to keep us 5 crews deep for the year, we got more intel coming in about new projects and some fun tidbits of those that are here.
Now, let’s get right to it, my favorite thing to write about. It’s time for Rumors from the Lot!!
Now, having one Nicholas Sparks flick in Wilmywood is pretty awesome, but what if there were two? Well, there might just be. According to my sources, Nicholas Sparks is looking for a triple play, but not in book order. The Best of Me (2010 Novel, shooting in New Orleans now), The Longest Ride (2013 Novel, pre-production in Wilmington now) and now the latest rumors from the lot say he is jumping back a good 7 years to bring The Choice (2007 Novel, currently in development) to the big screen. And word has it, Wilmywood is high on their list when it comes to a production home.
Sparks however isn’t the only one sniffing around. My sources are telling me that Lifetime has been giving Wilmywood a wink and a nod as a possible hub for one of their projects. Which one? Well, I can speculate, however, I’d rather not jump the gun on that quite yet.
As we gear for the highly anticipated pilot, How and Why from FX, get ready for quite a cast. So far we know John Hawkes, Michael Cera, Julia Sarah Stone, Sally Hawkins, and Catherine Keener have signed on. But we can expect to hear more casting news. From what I hear, it’s going to be quite a large cast. Oh and FYI, we will be welcoming into town the one and only Charlie Kauffman next week!
Bolden! is set to open offices in Rocky Point on April 21st. I am hearing Atlanta as well as Wilmywood again. Though I don’t yet know which city they will be filming first. As far as who will replace Anthony Mackie is yet to be made public.
DINNER WITH THE STARS! Saturday May 3rd @ CFCC Union Station. Have dinner with the stars and send a cop to college! Let’s help out our awesome Wilmington Police Department during this AWESOME charity event including dinner, a raffle, and some rockin good time with the stars including Sleepy Hollow‘s Orlando Jones and Lyndie Greenwood, Sydney Penny, Peter Jurasik, Justin Barnhill, Nina Repeta and more!! GET DETAILS NOW
HGTV’s House Hunters is coming to Wilmywood this weekend! They will be filming around town during the Azalea Festival Garden tour. They will be on Clairidge Rd. and Magnolia Dr., and all over town for one of their episodes.
REMINDER: The Biggest Loser Season 16 is holding auditions this Saturday in Charlotte and we are giving away FRONT OF THE LINE passes. Just email me:firstname.lastname@example.org and give me your story. Short, sweet and to the point and we will pick the front of the line winners THIS Thursday. Put “The Biggest Loser” in the subject line. Casting Director Erica Landon joined me yesterday. She gives you the inside scoop on the audition process, what you can expect and some tips for a great audition. LISTEN TO INTERVIEW WITH Casting Director Erica Landon Click on The Biggest Loser pic for all the audition details!
The search for film industry friend Shannon Rippy continues. They searched all day yesterday, knocking on doors and posting flyers. If you can help, their last facebook post stated, “There are flyers and a sign-in sheet at Delphino Dos (5 Water St. Harper’s Rest.) Please get flyers at your convenience and continue to spread the word. If anyone has any pertinent information, please call the Wilmington Police Dept. @ 910-343-3600. Talk with employers and employees of the downtown establishments and also the people walking in the downtown area.”
LOOKING FOR THOSE FILM=JOBS STICKERS? Sunrise Broadcasting has a few. Feel free to stop by and grab you one while they last at 25 N. Kerr Ave. (near the intersection of Market and Kerr across from the new Walgreens). Offices are open 8:30am-5:30pm M-F.
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- Wilmywood Productions
That just about does it for me; I will have more Wilmywood updates for you tomorrow morning (unless something breaks) and every weekday morning we do “What’s Up in Wilmywood” at 7:30am & 8:30am LIVE on Sunny 104.5. And on Thursdays during Cape Fear CW‘s Primetime News at 10! Got Scoop? Email me: email@example.com. Or message me on Wilmywood’s FB or on Twitter. You can also just post your comments below! Until then, that’s a wrap!!